Compression socks increase athletic performance? In a recent study, researchers measured fatigue levels of female soccer players with or without compression stockings and found something interesting. Those that wore compression during the games exhibited greater agility and improved lower limb muscle endurance. Dr. Anthony Leight, who was a part of the research team, wrote “Soccer is a demanding sport in term of fatigue-related muscle damage that can significantly influence match performance. Anything that can prevent or delay this damage and/or change in performance could be an advantage. The study provides evidence of the practical benefits of compression stockings that may assist specifically female athletes.”
Source: James Cook University in 2018.